RCRD LBL Essentials Vol. 14 brings you a star studded line up of some of this weeks hottest new tracks. With songs from Scissor Sisters, Wild Nothing and Matthew Dear, this playlist will get you set to kick off your weekend in proper style.
Electronic artist Silkie kicks things off with his remix of the Scissor Sisters and Krystal Pepsy (aka Azaelia Banks)’s new collaboration track “Shady Love.” The song is an interesting meeting of the minds between two of New York’s most interesting artists. Scissor Sisters, a combination of electropop, rock and gay burlesque show, has brought what used to be an underground style of music into the mainstream with their amazing pop songs.
Azaelia Banks, at just 20 years old, has exploded onto the hip hop scene via a few singles that showcased her malleable rapping and singing skills. In particular, her song “212” earned her huge critical praise for the variety of vocal styles she employs, as well as her in-your-face-rhymes.
Silkie’s remix gives the track some extra bounce and kick, but otherwise lets these stars do their thing.
Wild Nothing is the stage name of singer songwriter Jack Tatum. He first garnered attention with an awesome cover of the Kate Bush classic “Cloudbursting,” but as you can hear on his track here, “Nowhere,” he writes great songs himself too. It’s mellow, melodic indie pop done right.
Another New York artist, Matthew Dear, contributes his new single “In the Middle (I Met You There).” Dear has had an interesting career path as a musician, starting out as a producer of highbrow electronic music, he now dabbles in some singer/ songwriter territory – albeit still as an electronic producer. His unique style continues to evolve.